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Doctor insights on: Blighted Ovum Progesterone

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Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Probably not: A blighted ovum may be related to some abnormal genetics in origin. The baby part of the embryo didn't grow while the placental part did. ...Read more

Ovum (Definition)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through ...Read more


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My Hcg levels have more than doubled, 9/11 hcg was 17 9/15 HCG was 120 and 9/17 HCG was 287.. progesterone 9/11 was 29. Could this be a blighted ovum?

My Hcg levels have more than doubled, 9/11 hcg was 17 9/15 HCG was 120 and 9/17 HCG was 287.. progesterone 9/11 was 29. Could this be a blighted ovum?

Too early : Your levels are rising normally so at this time everything looks ok. A blighted ovum can not be diagnosed at this time as it is too early. Everything is rising at normal levels so there is no reason to suspect it at this time ...Read more

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Had 2 healthy pregnancies. Now had a blighted ovum in Feb and am currently pregnant but have low HCG and been put on progesterone. What's going on?

Had 2 healthy pregnancies. Now had a blighted ovum in Feb and am currently pregnant but have low HCG and been put on progesterone. What's going on?

Unclear: Not sure what you mean by having a 'low' HCG. Typically you are doubling appropriately or you are not. The progesterone is usually supplemented if it has been shown to be low for the gestational age. You have two term, uncomplicated pregnancies. The blighted ovum is a fluke occurrence that cannot be corrected for. Not sure what is going on. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I'm 6 wks pregnant, has US and saw only gestational sac, empty inside. Hcg 11,000, progesterone 14. Redraw tomorrow. could this be a blighted ovum?

I'm 6 wks pregnant, has US and saw only gestational sac, empty inside. Hcg 11,000, progesterone 14. Redraw tomorrow. could this be a blighted ovum?

Yes: Unfortunately, if all is as you say, you are correct. With a bHCG of 11,000 and no fetal pole, it is suspicious for a blighted ovum. However, it is necessary to repeat the bHCG in 48 hours. Don't be surprised if it doubles and your f/u ultrasound shows a viable IUP. I have seen this happen! Sonographic results are usually as good as the person scanning. Your best bet is the blood test. Good Luck! ...Read more

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History of 1 blighted ovum on 08/16. Pcos patient. Unknown weeks of current preg. Should i ask for progesterone test due to pcos or wait for a reason?

History of 1 blighted ovum on 08/16. Pcos patient. Unknown weeks of current preg. Should i ask for progesterone test due to pcos or wait for a reason?

If u think: U are preg shoudl do a quant bhcg and a Progesterone level right away and when u are 7 weeks can do an ultrasound to check for featl viability should be able to see a fetus with a htbeat at 7 weeks. ...Read more

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277 hCG on 11/04 and numbers doubled on 11/06. Pcos and blighted ovum on 08/16. Don't know my progesterone level. Due to conditions and loss, should i?

277 hCG on 11/04 and numbers doubled on 11/06. Pcos and blighted ovum on 08/16. Don't know my progesterone level. Due to conditions and loss, should i?

The doc should: Draw a Progesterone level with the beta because a high one is reassuring a a low one under 5 is not, 5-10 is worrisome, over 10 is normal, over 20 is favorable and repeat the beta in 3 days should double every 3 days if u are preg now the blighted ovum on 8/16 has nothing to do with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had my 1st u/s with my re yesterday . We saw no hb nor fetal pole. Small yoke sack visible measuring 6w2d. Progesterone 24, hCG 13, 000. I'm thinking blighted ovum?:( I have had two losses 1 twins.

Unclear question: First of all, I am sorry for your multiple fetal losses, however, there is not enough information to answer your question. Critical data such as lmp, manner of pregnancy (iui or ivf) are missing. Talk to your re about your concerns as he/she has all of that data at hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Blighted Ovum (Definition)

Blighted ovum is a condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to ...Read more